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  #141 High Key
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Bird in Snow       ©2014 kardster
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       7th place, 96 points
1/2000s, f2.8, ISO 100, 600mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Crop and resize only       Extra Info: None
 
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kardster
Apr 24, 2014
    Thanks for all the kind comments. I feel a little sheepish as I didn't intentionally plan to shoot for this Panachallenge. I saw another bird come to feed on the seed that fell out of the overhead feeder onto the snow so I pointed my camera at it and got a similar result. Turns out the combination of fresh snow, spring sunshine, aperture-priority @f/2.8, and center-weighted metering pushed the shutter speed to its maximum of 1/2000 - which was still too long. I liked the result and remembered that Panachallenge had a High Key challenge going and I found that I only had a few minutes to post before the submissions closed so I went back to the window and [intentionally this time] caught this one, cropped it, and posted it before it was too late.

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ysal
Apr 21, 2014
    Snow = natural high key. Nice find!

Mepo
Apr 21, 2014
    Nice capture of the bird and well presented against the soft texture of the snow.

Lo
Apr 20, 2014
    Nicely cropped - the extra space in front adds to the sense of forward motion. Bright eye and lovely detail despite the high key softness.

Phil99
Apr 19, 2014
    What a delightful photo. Love the blue shadow. One of my top favourites.

forkcandles
Apr 19, 2014
    some sharpening would have made the bird stand out more. good effort given the restraints of the competition

Jade O.
Apr 18, 2014
    Nicely done; just a tad more detail or sharpness would have been my choice of presentation but this is still flawlessly presented as it is.

mariac
Apr 18, 2014
    Nice composition and just enough texture in the snow and shadow to give depth, well done.

cookiejar
Apr 18, 2014
    A nice little high key bird. Good focus and colour.
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